acute-phase reaction


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acute-phase reaction

[ə¦kyüt ¦fāz rē′ak·shən]
(immunology)
During inflammation, change in the rates of synthesis of certain serum proteins that are important in nonspecific defense reactions.
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The presence of an acute-phase reaction was excluded by measurement of serum C-reactive protein.
I conclude that the positive identification of previously described candidate serum biomarkers, BC2 and BC3, confirms my previous predictions that these are high-abundance proteins produced by the liver and that they represent nonspecific biomarkers of acute-phase reaction.
Some proteins (alpha 1 -antitrypsin, alpha 1-acid glycoprotein, haptoglobin, ceruloplasmin, C4, C3 and C-reactive protein) will increase in response to an acute-phase reaction and are known as positive acute- phase proteins.